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The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play

Two bored kids. One rainy day. Enter a cat in a red-striped hat and a penchant for repetitive and often rhyming lines. The Cat in The Hat interrupts the rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s home. Their outspoken pet Fish is astounded but the cat in the stripy hat will not be deterred, no he will not, he needs to be heard. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination.

“It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel used only 200 words to write his second children’s book as Dr Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a children’s classic and now a zany play adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain.

A taste of the NT production can be found at tinyurl.com/yawqsxz9

Showcase Entertainment Group Ltd present Dr Seuss’s The Cat in The Hat, War Memorial Theatre, October 27 (10am and 12.30pm)

IT IS FUN TO HAVE FUN: “He should not be here,” said the fish in the pot. “He should not be here when your mother is not.” But did the kids take any notice? They did not. The Cat in The Hat prepares to turn the War Memorial Theatre stage upside down in the Showcase Entertainment Group Ltd production. Picture supplied